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Options December 4, 2013: Sixth Not-Quite-Annual InterActiv™ Record Fair Listening Party!

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It's time for another InterActiv™ Record Fair Listening Party! Below is a list of the records I bought at the WFMU Record Fair a couple of weekends ago.Take a look, and post a comment if there's something you want to hear! It's just that easy! The party begins at 9pm (EST) on Wednesday night, so tune in and join the party!

Neats - "Caraboo" (Ace Of Hearts, 1983)
Tweeds - "Away From You" (Eat, 1981)
Mumps - "Crocodile Tears" (Bomp, 1977)
The Hot Dogs - "I Walk The Line" (Ardent, 1974)
The Hitmen - "She's All Mine" (Urgent, 1979)
The Dazzlers - "Lovely Crash" (Charisma, 1979)
The Chords - "The British Way Of Life" (1980, Polydor)
Bijou - "Je Pense A Toi" (Philips, 1979)
The Bell Heirs - "California Sun" (Visa, 1978)
The Boyfriends - "Last Bus Home" (UA, 1978)
The Rentals - "I Got A Crush On You" (Beggars Banquet, 1979)
Shrapnel - "Go Cruisin'" (Salute, 1981)
Peter Perrett & The Only Ones - "Silent Night" (Vengeance, 1983)*
The Last - "Every Summer Day" (Bomp, 1979)
Screeen 3 - "New Blood" (Romans In Britain, 1981)
The Monos - "Ericafire" (RCA, 1979)
Suburban Studs - "No Faith" (Pogo, 1977)
The Onions - "Alien Astronaut" (Certified PR, 2011)
The Walnut Dash - "Your Mum" (Vinyl Japan, 2002)
Freddy Cannon - "Boston (My Home Town)" (Swan, 1960)
Virginia Plain - "Electric Eyes" (All Hands Electric, 2012)
Red Jacket Mine - "Bellar & Bawl" (Fin, 2011)
Dave Weckerman - "Shore Leave" (Yellow Fear, 1980)

Trans-Lux - "Big Apple Noise" (Master Mix, 1984)
Treacherous Three - "Xmas Rap" (Sugarhill, 1984)*
Tyler Von Jeebes - "TVGB's" (The Holmes Line, 1982)
Fatback Band - "(Do The) Boogie Woogie" (Spring, 1978)
Santa's Disco Band - "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Disco" (Magic Disc, 1977)*

Jimmy "Bo" Horne - Dance Across The Floor (Sunshine Sound, 1978)
Various - Christmas Rap (Profile, 1987)*
The Eleventh Hour - Hollywood Hot
Eddie Drennon - Would You Dance To My Music (Casablanca, 1977)
New York City - I'm Doin' Fine Now (Chelsea, 1973)
Actual Business Letters (Stenodisc, late '50s)
John Richters - Secrets Of Self Defense (Self Defense Inc., 1962)

* I reserve the right to delay the airing of these records for two weeks, when I'll be doing my annual Holiday Funktacular.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
the rentals  i got a crush on you   Options 7"  beggars banquet  1979       
shrapnel  go cruisin'   Options 7"  salute  1983      0:03:04 (Pop‑up)
the bell heirs  california sun   Options 7"  visa  1978      0:06:10 (Pop‑up)
jimmy "bo" horne  i wanna go home with you   Options dance across the floor  sunshine sound  1978      0:09:08 (Pop‑up)
new york city  quick, fast, in a hurry   Options i'm doin' fine now  chelsea  1973      0:12:35 (Pop‑up)
unknown  side a track 1   Options actual business letters  stenodisc    "Dictated at various speeds!"    0:15:11 (Pop‑up)
tyler von jeebes  tvgb's   Options 12"  the holmes line  1982  (it's Rupert Holmes)    0:17:30 (Pop‑up)
the neats  caraboo   Options 7"  ace of hearts  1983      0:21:45 (Pop‑up)
suburban studs  no faith   Options 7"  pogp  1977      0:24:21 (Pop‑up)
dave weckerman  shore leave   Options 7"  yellow fear  1980      0:39:17 (Pop‑up)
the tweeds  underwater girl   Options 7"  eat  1981  B-side, which is better than the A-side    0:41:14 (Pop‑up)
fatback band  (do the) boogie woogie   Options 12"  spring  1978      0:44:50 (Pop‑up)
bijou  je pense a toi   Options 7"  philips  1979      0:52:28 (Pop‑up)
the hot dogs  i walk the line   Options 7"  ardent  1974      0:55:55 (Pop‑up)
the hot dogs  i walk the line   Options 7"  ardent  1974      0:58:44 (Pop‑up)
freddy cannon  boston (my home town)   Options 7"  swan  1960      0:59:20 (Pop‑up)
the walnut dash  your mum   Options 7"  vinyl japan  2002  felt like I needed to play something from this millennium.    1:01:27 (Pop‑up)
the dazzlers  lovely crash   Options 7"  charisma  1979  last one, a special request for me!    1:03:11 (Pop‑up)
gap dream  you're in the shadow   Options shine your light  burger      *   1:12:55 (Pop‑up)
joy wellboy  mickey remedy   Options yorokobi's mantra  bpitch control      *   1:16:28 (Pop‑up)
vex ruffin  it will come   Options s/t  stones throw      *   1:19:49 (Pop‑up)
black hollies  benevolent beacon   Options somewhere between here and nowhere  ernest jenning record co.      *   1:24:12 (Pop‑up)
the limiñanas  votre coté yéyé m'emmerde   Options costa blanca  trouble in mind    whoops, I mis-counted the bands on the LP - this isn't "Alicante" at all.  *   1:34:39 (Pop‑up)
f'ke blood  water wings   Options the band that bled real blood  ufo factory / urinal cake      *   1:39:59 (Pop‑up)
the edgar winter group  free ride (ruckus roboticus remix)   Options   sony music    listen to it on Soundcloud  *   1:42:29 (Pop‑up)
bridesmaid  ralpha centauri   Options breakfast at riffany's  self-released      *   1:47:43 (Pop‑up)
free fall  top of the world   Options power & volume  nuclear blast      *   1:51:52 (Pop‑up)
peter holsapple & chris stamey  i want to break your heart   Options mavericks  rna/rhino  1991  see them perform Mavericks this Friday night at The Bell House!    2:06:36 (Pop‑up)
explorers club  don't waste her time   Options single  burger      *   2:10:40 (Pop‑up)
the resonars  she's in love with her   Options the greatest songs of the resonars  trouble in mind      *   2:13:23 (Pop‑up)
matthew sweet & susanna hoffs  the bulrushes   Options under the covers vol. 3  shout factory      *   2:16:02 (Pop‑up)
summer twins  forget me   Options 7"  burger      *   2:18:44 (Pop‑up)
white mystery  break a sweat   Options telepathic  white mystery      *   2:22:03 (Pop‑up)
chastity belt  evil   Options no regerts  help yourself      *   2:35:33 (Pop‑up)
obits  i'm closing in   Options bed & bugs  sub pop      *   2:37:54 (Pop‑up)
epicycle  radical attitude   Options you're not gonna get it: 1978-'81  hozac    orig 1981; new vinyl collection  *   2:40:36 (Pop‑up)
liverpool echo  girl on the train   Options s/t  sing sing    featuring Martin Briley! Orig 1973; vinyl reissue  *   2:42:34 (Pop‑up)
the wrong words  i don't have a heart   Options everything is free  trouble in mind      *   2:45:13 (Pop‑up)
tv ghost  elevator   Options disconnect  in the red      *   2:50:56 (Pop‑up)
valley lodge  go   Options use your weapons  explosive    welcome Dave Hill to the WFMU airstaff! He'll be on Tuesday nights at 9 beginning Jan 7!  *   2:55:56 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm efd:

Early commenting is open! Check out the list of my Record Fair finds over there on the left, and tell me which songs you'd like to hear on the show tonight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm Stevel:

Ohhhh, Suburban Studs, Jimmy "Bo" Horne and The Boyfriends.
  2:32pm deed:

shore leave
Avatar 4:02pm Mailman Tom:

"Boston" by Freddy Cannon would be so nice to hear!
  4:55pm Mildred:

I'm dying to hear that Tweeds 7". The Mumps and The Rentals are #'s 2 & 3 for me.
  7:56pm Cal Zone!:

My picks:
Avatar 8:59pm party sub:

I vote Shrapnel and the Rentals
  9:03pm Mildred:

I've got a crush on this record.
Avatar 9:04pm Holly in NC:

I love the Neats & don't think I've ever heard Caraboo on radio!

Tweeds, Mumps, Hitmen, The Last... also I'm all about the Christmas records.
  9:05pm john:

Hey Evan….first Weds in a month or so I've been around. Picked the right time--nice haul! I'd vote for the Treacherous Three and New York City--how about Quick Fast In A Hurry?
Avatar 9:06pm JakeGould:

Oh thank god that paranoid hour is over! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Avatar 9:07pm party sub:

digging the new playlist colors
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07pm steve:

Fatback Band - "(Do The) Boogie Woogie"

i'd vote for Santa's Disco Band, but its statistically impossible for that to not be played on the xmas show, votes or not.
  9:08pm Cal Zone!:

Fancy fretwork by those Bell Heirs!
  Swag For Life Member 9:09pm 12539:

(Who am I to tell efd what to play?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm fleep:

You are 12539.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm Uncle Michael:

I am loving the set.
Avatar 9:11pm JakeGould:

This is so good. Thanks! Genuinely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm efd:

This Jimmy "Bo" Horne tune is going to become a Disco Dance Party staple, I can tell you right now.
  Swag For Life Member 9:15pm 12539:

Okay, I vote for "Je Pense A Toi", just so we can hear efd's famous french accent.
  9:15pm john:

THANK you.
Avatar 9:16pm Holly in NC:

Shrapnel 7'' so good.. pre Monster Magnet, of all things!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm fleep:

[scribble scribble] Slow down! [scribble scribble]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm steve:

this is the weirdest David Lynch audiobook yet
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm Alex of Chicago:

Burroughs sounding.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17pm Alex of Chicago:

Oh, Lynch.
  9:17pm Eddy in Australia:

More business letters, please!
Avatar 9:18pm Holly in NC:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Now I want to know if the customer agreed to get the bigger air conditioner.
  9:19pm Eddy in Australia:

@Holly: Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm efd:

@Ken, it's a real nailbiter!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm Stevel:

Quite pleased with Suburban Studs, thank you very much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm efd:

Gonna do one more set of record fair finds, so feel free to keep requesting! I think I'm going to save the Christmas music for the holiday show, though. Well, maybe I'll play one.
Avatar 9:29pm JakeGould:

You have anything for the 8th night of Hanukkah? Slim chance but need to stick that in.
  9:38pm Eddy in Australia:

Hey Evan, time for a reprise of "Dirty Water," in honour of Dick Dodd?
  9:40pm joe:

Can we get a listen to the Onions 7 inch as I bought this one too and have not had a chance to listen to yet
  9:41pm LPB:

Lindsey Buckingham would dig this.
Avatar 9:43pm Holly in NC:

waves! cowbells! I sense a companion to Starbreaker next summer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46pm steve:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46pm efd:

@Holly ha, I was thinking that too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47pm efd:

@Eddy, maybe not "Dirty Water" but a Standells song is definitely in order.

@JakeGould sorry to say no Hanukkah tunes handy.
  9:49pm EL:

What an amazing song to come home to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm fleep:

Great mix
  Swag For Life Member 9:51pm 12539:

Even the B Model wouldn't cool a room with the Fatback Band!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm steve:

i was hoping this would happen!
Avatar 9:52pm party sub:

I think you should consider keeping the sound collage alive after Scharpling leaves
Avatar 9:53pm Holly in NC:

I can't help it, I still love Adam Sandler's Hanukkah songs, esp. the OG.

Young at heart, I am
  Swag For Life Member 9:54pm 12539:

Merci, Monsieur Le Funque.
Avatar 9:56pm Loretta:

hi Evan ~ great show! looks like you had some fun at the record fair!?! thanks for sharing with us.. ;)
  9:56pm AWS from MP:

"Boston (My Home Town) Not" - dedicated to one Mr. Ellsbury -
  9:58pm EL:

The Hot Dogs!
  9:58pm LPB:

love this cover!
Avatar 9:58pm Holly in NC:

SOOO Ardent! LOVE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm efd:

Sounds like Keith Streng jumped in here on the last chorus!
  10:00pm Cal Zone!:

  10:00pm Michael from the Left Coast:

No new "In Sound with Harry Harrison" records at the record fair?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02pm efd:

Not that I saw, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm Uncle Michael:

Harry Harrison interviews the Fugs.
  10:05pm EL:

I'll have to catch Shrapnel on the archive. I got home too late!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06pm Uncle Michael:

An army recruiting sergeant tells Harry that the kids in Sheboygan are flipping over Boobsalot.
  10:06pm LPB:

amazing set!
Avatar 10:15pm Holly in NC:

I still can't get over how much I like both Gap Dream lps, when they're so different from one another. More than like, actually.
Avatar 10:17pm Droll:

Holly, The variety is the best part. Major style shifts also worked well for Bowie and The Who and The Beatles and... Genesis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- oh - Dick Dodd died.
...I like 'Medication'...

- great show (of course)...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...or, if that's too ironic, 'Little Sally Tease' or 'Try It'...a few good ones indeed - I trusts yas...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...more precisely, I *love* 'Medication'...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28pm Uncle Michael:

This just in...

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29pm pacific standard simon:

Play "Misty" for me...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30pm Stevel:

Uncle Michael. Thank you for the news. I will cease my current attempts at suicide. (THAT was close!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31pm Uncle Michael:

Yes...something to live for.
Avatar 10:32pm Droll:

"All I set out to do was to earn a living playing drums, you know? And as luck would have it, I've surpassed that." -- Phil Collins

Drums, yes. Surpassed? Mmmmm... -- Droll
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I can feel it comin'...by sea? over land?...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34pm Uncle Michael:

I'd say he surpassed earning a living.
Avatar 10:35pm Holly in NC:

Vex Ruffin & Black Hollies should make list also, I hope
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37pm Uncle Michael:

Free Fall and the last Endless Boogie make mine. I don't hear too many new releases. My basement has no new bin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38pm efd:

Free Fall is going to be at or near the top of the list for sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39pm Uncle Michael:

I need to get serviced. IYKWIM
Avatar 10:40pm Droll:

UM, Ha! The new bin at the Mothership has it's own basement!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40pm Stevel:

Pretty sure I'd drive two hours to see the Liminanas. Hoping we can get them to Fort Wayne instead. Yes, this is a plug. Shameless.
Avatar 10:42pm Holly in NC:

f'ke blood nice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42pm Stevel:

This is turning into one-of-those-sets, isn't it? Perhaps its only the schnapps talking. Perhaps not.
Avatar 10:42pm Danne D:

Hi EFD :) Hi Holly :) Hi Funk Fans :)
  10:43pm EL:

F'ke Blood reminds me of The Method Actors— in a good way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I'm in FreeFall from the basement of the Mothership...they pushed my Wh♂ button. What is their rep Live ??
...f'ke blood push the Deevo button a little...
  10:44pm Michael from the Left Coast:

ah, the late great Dan Hartman!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44pm Stevel:

EL: Not to mention Gang of Four, some 80's ska. Nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45pm Uncle Michael:

Dan sure looked purty on the album cover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...okay so you guys are better-informed what else is new :P ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45pm Stevel:

Its never bad when a band reminds you of many bands.
Avatar 10:47pm Holly in NC:

Hi Danne!
Avatar 10:47pm Droll:

It's amazing, but since they added a 4-On-The-Floor drum machine to 10cc's I'm Not In Love, they can dancify-remix anything and I don't get bile in my mouth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48pm Stevel:

Anyone use Midheaven for downloads? I'm about to impulse buy "the band that bled real blood "

Hey Danne
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- best thang this side o' Punky'sWhips 70s fans:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50pm steve:

"breakfast at riffany's"... that's genius
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51pm efd:

It also includes a song called "Jakin' Care Of Business."
  10:53pm EL:

Stevel— agreed!
Avatar 10:53pm Droll:

I found a mashup of that with "Killing is My Business... and Business is Good!" on YouTube.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...(& certainly not complaining!)...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55pm Stevel:

THAT qualifies as one of the best screams in recent history!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...they are fun or what...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

wreckfest @ riffany's ??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

ruh ro shaggy...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59pm Uncle Michael:

no audio?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00pm Uncle Michael:

it's back
Avatar 11:02pm Holly in NC:

@Stevel -I've never used Midheaven but they have a good rep. As an aside, Juno is awesome for dls of other types of music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03pm Yvang:

It means "Your Yéyé side pisses me off" Yéyé was how we called the trendy music of the sixties in France represented by Francoise Hardy Sylvie Vartan etc...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04pm Stevel:

Thanks Holly. I made the buy!
Avatar 11:05pm Danne D:

i love how you know EFD is going to say Le Poisson Rouge just by the pause he takes :)
Avatar 11:07pm Droll:

DD, I know I'm always holding my breath for the "Ticket" overdub in the intro.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

>ticket ♫ !<
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...ambitious little production that 'don't waste her time' ! Resonars had me in two bars: it's not the Hollies - !?!...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17pm kevin g:

wow I'm crazy about that Resonars song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Bongos - Thx search engine...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19pm Uncle Michael:

great show tonight Evan. I'm packing it in. See you all later.
  11:19pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Sid and Susie do the Bongos. EFD do you have their dB's cover handy?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24pm Stevel:

White Mystery! Looking forward to seeing them again soon, once they get back towards the Midwest. They're on a far-flung tour right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...that Set was like carck & prozac on a birthday cake...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar 11:26pm Danne D:

Paulie B is filling in this week I believe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34pm Stevel:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35pm Stevel:

Yes. The hour shift on Sunday will change my patterns as well.

Sundays and Wednesdays are my favorite days.
  11:41pm Michael from the Left Coast:

at first I thought this was Jump Into the Fire by Nilsson
Avatar 11:45pm Danne D:

whoa I didn't notice that EFD
Sarge marathon shifts starts at 11 now - I'll be thrown off :)
Avatar 11:54pm Danne D:

thanks for a great show EFD :)
Have a good night everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56pm efd:

thanks Danne and all for tuning in tonight!
Avatar 11:56pm Holly in NC:

Thank you, efd.
TV Ghost is great.
Monica-less Sundays are going to be painful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57pm steve:

great show as always efd
Avatar 11:58pm Danne D:

oof - i really gotta look at the schedule
  Swag For Life Member 11:58pm 12539:

Great show, Evan!
Avatar 11:58pm Danne D:

Btw, Sportsytalk has a big guest coming on sometime in the future :)
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